President Shimon Peres spoke with the President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan at the Davos World Economic Forum. President Peres thanked President Aliyev on Azerbaijan's role in thwarting a terrorist attack againts Israeli and Jewish officials in the city of Baku. The terrorists reportdely had tie dto teh givernment of Iran.
President Aliyev said "I'm very happy about the closer relations between our countries. I remember well the historic visit in Baku two years ago which laid the foundation for a new era of relations. This relationship is very important to us."